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La Fontaine Gaillon

#2,838 of 14,151 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Opera / Bourse
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1 rue de la Michodiere, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 65 87 04
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

La Fontaine Gaillon occupies a spot conveniently near the old opera house. In good weather it has an enviable outside patio that would be enjoyable. The food and service are excellent and the wine list is well-constructed without being too pricey.

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Thank Gerald m
London
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87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great choice for a business lunch. New chef but excellent cooking. Nice dishes and great presentation.

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Thank OSS117x
Green Lane, PA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed at Hotel Le Roch (near the Louvre) and the concierge recommended this restaurant as French and Casual. I would not call it casual, but it was very French and very delicious. It is beautifully decorated and the wait staff is more than attentive. They were so gracious and helped us with English menus and recommendations. They are very... More 

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Thank millet3
LA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

An excellent restaurant with amazing food. Very good service. The place itself has a "heavy" atmosphere which contributes to this classic French style.

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Thank Nunim
Paris, France
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Intimate restaurant if you are eating inside. No music at all, so you can converse easily, but everyone can also hear each other. Food is very nice from oysters (belon recommended) to main dish and simple but tasty dessert. Better to go as a couple or very small group of friends.

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Thank Esscale
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It was today on the 11 th of November. Not so much people on the street for this Day off. So the restaurant has not so much people, and give us a peaceful atmosphere. The staff was much more carefully of you. And food was very good. We had a Grilled Var on risotto with white truffle. Very nice The... More 

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Thank PierreDUBAI
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Terrible Terrible dining experience! I travel extensively and eat in restaurants all over Europe. I have had good and bad experiences in many countries and cities but this is way up there on my black list! Entertaining an important client. Sent his main course back once, mine twice. Ate our meals separately. Truly embarrassed. When the bill came there was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Food and service are excellent, the atmosphere is superb and we enjoyed our meal at this restaurant immensely.

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Thank Roger B
Paris, France
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great staff and service but the food seemed somewhat overthought (and overcooked). OK for a business lunch if in the area, but not worth a special visit.

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1 Thank jw s
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

First I need to say this my opinion and it may not apply to every one. I used to love that place. Came for lunch once or twice a week on business lunch or alone. Wonderful French fish cooking, simple and so fresh and tasty. Merl an Colbert was amazing. Any steam fish with Sauce hollandaise was worth the trip.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue de la Michodiere, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 65 87 04

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighbourhood Profile
Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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